Why do I need to go to church? Why do I need to submit and listen weekly to a Pastor?
In the below passage we see an interesting fact.
Ephesians 4 says the following: “11 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds (pastors) and teachers,12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”
God put the five-fold ministry in our lives so that we can be equipped for the work that God has for us.
Ephesians 2 says the following “10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them”
God has created us to do works and the what, where and how this will take place will manifest for you as you submit to your Senior Pastor and the teachings he gives you on a weekly basis.
Here are 5 reasons why it is so important to submit to your Senior Pastor
1. They equip you for your ministry (Eph 4:11-16)
2. They watch over you (Heb 13:17)
3. They will show us a practical example of a godly live (1 Cor 11:1)
4. They will pray for us every day (Col 1:9)
5. They give us the opportunity to sow and reap by partnering with them (Gal 6:6-10)
In the below message I answer this question in more detail
Equip yourself and be #ReadyForLife
Active for God - Listen and submit to your Senior Pastor
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